Unpublished Arromanches Photos

Discussion in 'NW Europe' started by Paul Reed, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I wish I'd found 300 WW2 photographs in my Granddad's basement...

    Love the one of the chaps smoking next to the mine field & no smoking sign, but that cheesy grin from the life-jacketed Dday Bren Gunner on page one makes it the pick of the bunch for me.
     
  3. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Dispatch rider. Seems very proud. Well eqiped to, with his bike boots, guantlets and Jerkin.

    Great pictures.
     
  4. jmaccyd

    jmaccyd Junior Member

    What an interesting find. Thanks for the post
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    What some utterly brilliant photos.
    Someone tell Rich P about the DR on the Aerial in there.
    I expect Iain would like to see the Redcaps too.
     
  6. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    'Tommies in helmets', for me. All shapes and sizes. Lovely shot. An excellent archive. Thanks for sharing.

    Bod
     
  7. karltrowitz

    karltrowitz Junior Member

    Great photos, the RN Sub-Lieutenant looks very businesslike and is exactly what you expect a Navy officer to look like.
     
  8. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

    Stunning pictures, thanks Paul
     
  9. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I missed this thread first time around. Thanks chaps.

    Wonderful uniform detail shots. Wonder if he's got any more motor-bikey pictures ?
     
  10. deejay

    deejay Junior Member

    I've just posted a couple of 1944 motorbike pictures on the blog - thanks a lot for visiting the blog and for your comments on this forum.

    As you might have understood, my sole aim is to share these photographs with as many people as possible as a tribute to the men who sailed across the Channel to free Europe from German rule.
     
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  11. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    Excellent stuff and thanks for sharing them. Welcome to the forum by the way.

    The second bike is a BSA M20, I believe, and the Norton is a 16H.

    Cheers,
    Bod

    Edit: I've had a quick look and I reckon the RAF bike is a Harley-Davidson
     
  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    A warm welcome deejay,
    I think the comments above say it all about your excellent photos.
    Great stuff & thanks for sharing 'em.

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  13. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Glad you made it here - we all thought your website was excellent, and it was certainly generous to publish all those great photos.
     
  14. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Thanks for posting the extra images Deejay. The detail in these shots is amazing and of course they're very much 'in theatre'

    Nothing really that I can add to Rob van den Brink's identifications.

    Have you thought of offering higher resolution copies for sale ?

    Rich
     
  15. ian1gail

    ian1gail Junior Member

  16. cash_13

    cash_13 Senior Member

    The link has stopped working....
     
  17. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    The owner of this site is a member here and I have mailed him - looks like a free site, so he could have exceeded his allowed bandwith.
     
  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Does that mean he'll just have to post them on here :D
     
  19. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Yes, that would be good, wouldn't it?

    Another good reason to get the Gallery fixed... :rolleyes:
     
  20. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I do hope so as I was wondering why I could not open the link.
    Reading the replies the photos are well worth looking at.

    Regards
    Tom
     

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